Sticking With the Changes-Shakeology Samples Available

I made some changes to the P90X2/Asylum Hybrid I have been doing. I found myself feeling really run down by the end of the week a few weeks ago. My Thursday and Friday workouts were suffering because I was feeling so beat up. I talked about this a little a few weeks ago.

In an effort to get more out of my workouts and maintain a level of sustainability with my routines I have started taking Wednesdays as a Recovery/Abs day. I foam roll and do either X2 AB Ripper or Ab Ripper X. I have been doing this for a few weeks and have noticed a major difference in how I feel towards the end of the week. In order to do this, I had to step out of the “90 Day Challenge” mindset, and step into a sustainable workout routine. I realized about a week into my hybrid that jumping right from one 90 day “challenge” to the next was a mistake.

The first time throught P90X2, I felt like I didn’t get as much out of the Strenght Phase. I think the newness of the routines and unfamiliarity with the moves led me to be unsure how and when to push myself. This is no longer an issue, which helps me get more out of it. I am lifting heavier, or more reps in almost everything.

With my school year ending, additional outside work being done (updates coming on the deck that is soon to be built) my thesis due this summer and everything else that is going on, it was just too much.

I am seeing the benefits of this change already. I did X2 Shoulders and Arms this morning and was able to increase my reps or weight in almost every exercise. I have maintained the same weight and am still sticking to my 1900 calorie diet. I have gone back to drinking just Shakeology for breakfast.

On that note, I still have a few Shakeology samples available. I have both Chocolate and Greenberry (I can order Tropical Strawberry samples if anyone is interested.) I would love to get these sent out this week. If you have considered Shakeology in the past, but are unsure what it is like, shoot me an email or message on Facebook and I will get them sent out.


The Next Round

Monday morning signals the start of my second round of P90X2.

For this round, I joined a Facebook group of guys who all did P90X2 together. We are doing a P90X2/Insanity: The Asylum Hybrid. I love hybrid workouts schedules because it keeps things fresh and exciting.

I did a P90X/Insanity hybrid for two rounds last year and I loved it. I am very excited to get started with this. The Asylum is the hardest cardio I have ever done. Insanity is hard, the Asylum is crazy.

Our first week looks like:

Week 1: (April 30)

Monday: X2 Total Body, X2 Ab Ripper
Tuesday: Asylum Speed & Agility
Wednesday: Asylum Strength, X2 Ab Ripper
Thursday: X2 Plyocide
Friday: X2 Balance & Power, X2 Ab Ripper
Saturday: X2 Yoga
Sunday: X2 Recovery & Mobility or Rest

The only workout I haven’t done yet is Asylum Strength, so I am excited to give it a shot. I have said this before, but one of my favorite parts of using Beachbody’s programs is that you can mix and match them to suit your personal needs, so you don’t get bored.

I thought my RESULTS from P90X2 were good, I think my results from the next 90 days are going to be insane.